Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Joeman » Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:05 am

Stuff some foam in there. See if that help reduce the wind noise.

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Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by fullscreenaging » Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:21 pm

Deso wrote:
Mr Fro wrote:It's only got a little compressor mic held in place by a plastic clip.

If you take the front bit off the cam you can move it away from the hole slightly as it's attached to the circuit board by a couple of wires.
I took the front off and moved it to the chamber where the battery lives, but that killed the sound.
I then put some electrical tape over the mic and put it back in it housing, same affect.
I have yet to test my next trial - electrical tape over the mic hole and tape over the hole of the plastic mic housing. I'll let you know the outcome
Well I think that's the best the best result I've had. Not perfect, but good enough for me.
I love being on my in the sunshine! :)



One thing I have noticed is that this was taken in 720 and the quality seems to have taken a hit when uploaded to YouTube. 1080 next time!
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Chrissb6 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:13 pm

Deso wrote:
Deso wrote:
Mr Fro wrote:It's only got a little compressor mic held in place by a plastic clip.

If you take the front bit off the cam you can move it away from the hole slightly as it's attached to the circuit board by a couple of wires.
I took the front off and moved it to the chamber where the battery lives, but that killed the sound.
I then put some electrical tape over the mic and put it back in it housing, same affect.
I have yet to test my next trial - electrical tape over the mic hole and tape over the hole of the plastic mic housing. I'll let you know the outcome
Well I think that's the best the best result I've had. Not perfect, but good enough for me.
I love being on my in the sunshine! :)



One thing I have noticed is that this was taken in 720 and the quality seems to have taken a hit when uploaded to YouTube. 1080 next time!
That sound will be good enough for me also, nice one!

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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Stu » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:29 pm

if you want high quality check this out



go to settings and choose 2160p (4k)

and sit and wait half hour or so for it to buffer :lol: :lol:

this is taken from a sony Z2 mobile phone although I really dont fancy strapping my phone to my bike :lol: :lol:

ps this is not me!!!
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Joeman » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:51 pm

Stu wrote:if you want high quality check this out



go to settings and choose 2160p (4k)

and sit and wait half hour or so for it to buffer :lol: :lol:

this is taken from a sony Z2 mobile phone although I really dont fancy strapping my phone to my bike :lol: :lol:

ps this is not me!!!
Funny you mention that. I was wondering about using an old phone to record footage. Could write software to overlay GPS data or telemetry from the OBD2 port...
Then I remembered I have zero spare time at the moment so no chance I would get round tobit this century.

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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Stu » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:05 pm

I have thought this myself as I have a few spare decent phones!!

I could root them and put minimal software on them and tweaks to the recording software!!

my concern is mounting them :?
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Mr Fro » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:11 pm

Plus the telemetry would be pants unless you hooked up an external GPS/accelerometer...

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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Joeman » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:46 pm

Mr Fro wrote:Plus the telemetry would be pants unless you hooked up an external GPS/accelerometer...
The accelerometers in modern phones are pretty good. The GPS in phones has quite a slow sample rate. But once you have the phone, no reason you couldn't connect an external high sample rate GPS via Bluetooth...

I also looked at using the raspberry pi mini computer but the camera for that is not great quality. Has the USB ports for GPS and obd2 so would be easier than working with an old phone.

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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Adam » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:58 am

Ugh my camera is utter w**k, it records the first few 3 minute clips then the rest are just corrupt. Tried reformatting the sd card but that didn't help either, any clue as to why that's happening?
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Stu » Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:55 pm

Try updating the firmware so it records a constant 45 mins it there is all the info in this thread about it
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Adam » Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:55 am

i give up with this camera if anyone wants to buy it make me an offer.
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by mintex » Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:44 pm

Ive just bought myself one of these cams, any of you guys still using one :) ?

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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Joeman » Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:12 am

Mine is still in bits on my bench :oops:
Looks like its gonna be a winter project to get it auto recording and running from the bikes battery.
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by fq-craigus » Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:21 am

I saw this a couple months back and thought about it but my impulse eBay purchases usually end up being no good so I'm glad you posted this. Think I'll have to invest
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Re: Sports DV 1080p Helmet Cam

Post by Joeman » Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:31 am

fq-craigus wrote:I saw this a couple months back and thought about it but my impulse eBay purchases usually end up being no good so I'm glad you posted this. Think I'll have to invest
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